About this object

Small, circular, silver lime box or trimi used for storing pan or betel leaf. The lid is decorated with a large norbu gongkhil or swirling jewel which forms a finial this is surrounded by a band of four petal lotus alternatively inlaid with turquoise. The whole is covered in repousse designs of swirling foliage and lotus leaves, some highlighted with gilding.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container; Smoking Narcotics
  • Culture
    Bhutanese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    19th Century late - 20th Century early
  • Materials
    Silver; Gilt Metal; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1908
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 90 mm
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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